Ryan Howard was at today’s Eagles game against the Falcons. He spent time on the sidelines with Tony Siragusa as part of promotion with FOX (an Eagle is supposed to appear at the Phillies game tonight).
The Big Piece talked about everything from play-calling to Tim Lincecum.
There’s going to be a vocal minority that says “Ryan Howard should be in the batting cage,” and while that’s not realistic, joining Siragusa may not have been the right move by Howard and the Phillies. He was already on the Letterman show earlier this week, in addition to appearances on Entourage and It’s Always Sunny (upcoming) this season. It’s just doesn’t feel right seeing your team’s best player laughing it up on the sideline, just hours before one of the most important games in recent history.
Howard went 1-4 last night with three strikeouts. His career stats against tonight’s starter, Jonathan Sanchez? 3 for 14 with seven strikeouts.
Like it or not, right or wrong, Howard will face a little extra scrutiny if he struggles tonight. That’s the reality of public sentiment.
Video of the interview after the jump.
Of course, how can we be mad after seeing this pic?